The following is my Kindergarten English and Language Arts curriculum. As time goes on I will continue to add projects that correspond with these units. You can also find projects on my pinterest boards.
Poetry Unit – Reciting, recognizing rhyming words, generating rhyming words in a rhyming pattern
- Rhyming Cups from Shannon’s Tot School
- 10 Ways for Kids to Experience Poetry from Creekside Learning
Vocabulary Unit – Using descriptive words
- I am as…. Using descriptive words from Virtual Book Club for Kids
- Have your child close their eyes and give them an item (or put an item in a paper bag) to describe based on how the item feels. If it is a food item have them describe how it tastes or smells.
- Create lists of words that can replace commonly used words; happy, sad, good, bad, etc.
Learning to Write – Tracing, writing the alphabet, printing first name, and starting to write spelling words phonetically
- Tracing Letters Pack from Craftify It
- Make Your Own Printable Handwriting Worksheets from A to Z Teacher Stuff Tools
- Handwriting App from Letter School – Not Free but still very cool!
- Chicken Scratch from Small Potatoes
- Writing Over Time from Learning with Mrs. Parker
Comprehension Unit – Predicting the outcome of stories by using pictures, retelling stories. Doing activities with books that you read.
- Children’s Book Activities from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
- Read your child half of a story then have them draw pictures to predict what will happen next.
Reading Unit – Introduction to sight words
- Sight Word Activities from Have Fun Teaching
- From ABCs to Learning to Read from Amy Mascott at PBS Parent
- 10 Ways to Learn Sight Words Through Play From Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
- Gross Motor Reading Game – Pizza Delivery from No Time for Flash Cards
- Make a “Word Slider” from Education.com
- Blending and Deleting Puzzle from Our Clinic Creations
- Clothes Pin Words from The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking
** When making my kindergarten curriculum I started with Virginia’s Standards of Learning. While I am not a fan of the SOL tests I do not have a problem with the information that is covered. I felt using the information covered in the SOLs as a baseline for my curriculum would ensure my children were learning the same subject matter as their peers. I wanted to go beyond that though. I built up my curriculum by adding information from other online curriculums, and my sons interests. **